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RIP Jack Charlton - 9 Like(s)
I appreciate this is a GAA website but hoganstand have an article about Jack Charlton so I just want to pay tribute to Jack Charlton and his contribution to Irish soccer and Irish sport in general. I was too young for euro 88 and Italy 90 but I remember the excitement for USA 94 watching Ireland vs Italy and Ray Houghtons goal and 1 of the most emotional scenes I remember in Irish sport was his last game vs Holland in Anfield when stayed in the stadium to say their goodbyes to him.

DUALSUPPORT (National) - 11/07/2020 13:12:30

Dean Rock Free Taking Project - 3 Like(s)
That's his business. Good luck to him. No one should begrudge him

royaldunne (National) - 11/07/2020 15:33:26

RIP Jack Charlton - 3 Like(s)
As I posted this morning on the Kerry forum: RIP Big Jack :( We might be GAA men first and foremost but no one can deny the massive impact this man had on Ireland's sporting history. As my friend said, that's another part of our youth gone, never to return....

TheHermit (National) - 11/07/2020 17:19:33

All Over Before It Starts? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To otherlad:  "Wd45 your 100% right, unfortunately there's people replying here that don't actually know what there true opinion is, of course it's a risk obviously, an your man on about frontline will ya please shut the fuck up, , we all love gaa otherwise we wouldn't be on this forum , I hope it works out because we need it too ,, will all negative people please shut the fuck , for god sakes if u don't want to play or support then just stay at home an let the rest of us at it"
First off can i ask how this post was published with all the bad language? I work on the frontline and have seen horrific cases of covid, we dont need GAA return to work out, its a hobby and a nice pastime, what we need is to keep the hospitals from getting under pressure even before winter season arrives and if GAA training and matches are shown to be adding to the covid crisis then they should be shutdown straight away. It must be great to have no worries only about playing a game of football , if you actually saw the frontline instead of of your statement above you may have a different opionion, shame on moderator for letting this post up

Tod (National) - 11/07/2020 20:47:07

RIP Jack Charlton - 3 Like(s)

Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I appreciate this is a GAA website but hoganstand have an article about Jack Charlton so I just want to pay tribute to Jack Charlton and his contribution to Irish soccer and Irish sport in general. I was too young for euro 88 and Italy 90 but I remember the excitement for USA 94 watching Ireland vs Italy and Ray Houghtons goal and 1 of the most emotional scenes I remember in Irish sport was his last game vs Holland in Anfield when stayed in the stadium to say their goodbyes to him."
Great times and memories and only the worst begrudgers would say anything else - RIP Jack, he did the nation proud.

zinny (National) - 11/07/2020 13:51:36

RIP Jack Charlton - 2 Like(s)
Fantastic memories. Met him once by pure chance, stood for a photo and all. No airs or graces about the man at all. Transcended sports, I was never a great soccer man, but jack brought everyone together. Thanks for the memories rip

royaldunne (National) - 11/07/2020 15:29:00

RIP Jack Charlton - 2 Like(s)
What he did for Irish football is immeasurable. A giant of a man and a true giant and legend in Irish football. Also a gentleman. Sad sad day.

tribeinbrum (National) - 11/07/2020 16:46:34

RIP Jack Charlton - 2 Like(s)
R.I.P Jack! I well remember those incredible times of Euro '88 and Italia '90. His teams had GAA connections - there was Kevin Moran of course, but also Steve Staunton has a Louth senior championship medal and I think Packie Bonnar was a handy Gaelic footballer too.

Gaillimh_Abu (National) - 11/07/2020 16:50:26

RIP Jack Charlton - 1 Like(s)
As great as he was, he did a lot of damage to the popularity of GAA sports at the time. Rescued by the dub/meath saga of '91. Thanks neighbours and RIP big jack.

lilypad (National) - 11/07/2020 16:36:28

RIP Jack Charlton - 1 Like(s)
The Republic of Ireland qualified under Jack for 3 major tournament Finals in 7 years and it could so easily have been 4 Finals.We were unbeaten in our group for Sweden 92 but England pipped us to qualification.Doubt we'll see days like those again for our national soccer team.Rest in peace Jack Charlton and thanks for so many memories.

endgame (National) - 11/07/2020 19:22:25

RIP Jack Charlton - 1 Like(s)

Replying To lilypad:  "As great as he was, he did a lot of damage to the popularity of GAA sports at the time. Rescued by the dub/meath saga of '91. Thanks neighbours and RIP big jack."
Jack didn't do any damage to the popularity of the GAA. It's up to the GAA to make sure Gaelic games are on top.

Rolo2010 (National) - 11/07/2020 19:35:12

All Over Before It Starts? - 1 Like(s)
In all honesty I think there's a massive group of people in this country that are hoping lockdown comes back because it's suits them. They don't go out socialising or add anything to the community. They just go to work and sit in at the weekend. Now that's fine if that's what you want to do but dont be pushing it on everyone else. We should be trying to motivate people to get out and about and get the country back on track. There won't be much of a country left soon with all this negativity.

wd45 (National) - 11/07/2020 20:20:06

All Over Before It Starts? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Tod:  "First off can i ask how this post was published with all the bad language? I work on the frontline and have seen horrific cases of covid, we dont need GAA return to work out, its a hobby and a nice pastime, what we need is to keep the hospitals from getting under pressure even before winter season arrives and if GAA training and matches are shown to be adding to the covid crisis then they should be shutdown straight away. It must be great to have no worries only about playing a game of football , if you actually saw the frontline instead of of your statement above you may have a different opionion, shame on moderator for letting this post up"
So Tod what would have happen lock down everything until there's a vaccine. Who knows when that will be. We cannot live in fear of maybe getting this virus, which at the minute is a tiny chance. This lockdown is doing so much damage to the economy, and to people's life. Lockdown is not the answer. We need to learn to adapt to this virus and work around it. Of course vulnerable people should stay at and home and be supported but for the vast majority of the population it's time to get back to some sort of normality using the new precautions.

wd45 (National) - 11/07/2020 21:50:18

All Over Before It Starts? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Tod:  "First off can i ask how this post was published with all the bad language? I work on the frontline and have seen horrific cases of covid, we dont need GAA return to work out, its a hobby and a nice pastime, what we need is to keep the hospitals from getting under pressure even before winter season arrives and if GAA training and matches are shown to be adding to the covid crisis then they should be shutdown straight away. It must be great to have no worries only about playing a game of football , if you actually saw the frontline instead of of your statement above you may have a different opionion, shame on moderator for letting this post up"
I'm glad they let those comments up, show up that numpty for his true colours....

wexico15 (National) - 11/07/2020 21:56:04

RIP Jack Charlton - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "R.I.P Jack! I well remember those incredible times of Euro '88 and Italia '90. His teams had GAA connections - there was Kevin Moran of course, but also Steve Staunton has a Louth senior championship medal and I think Packie Bonnar was a handy Gaelic footballer too."
Also Niall Quinn.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 11/07/2020 22:09:48

RIP Jack Charlton - 1 Like(s)

Replying To TheHermit:  "As I posted this morning on the Kerry forum: RIP Big Jack :( We might be GAA men first and foremost but no one can deny the massive impact this man had on Ireland's sporting history. As my friend said, that's another part of our youth gone, never to return...."
I'm with you on that Hermit, we must be of the one age! Very sorry to hear Big Jack died, as a Leeds fan, and he certainly had a huge impact on Ireland, everyone regardless of sporting choice followed Ireland. Sure there were a few begrudges, some notable ones in my own county, but you won't change them.

Mickthemiller (National) - 11/07/2020 22:18:33

Is The Munster SHC Draw Lopsided ? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Rolo2010:  "Scrapping the provincial championships might rub some people up the wrong way for a while but eventually younger generations will come along and get used to it. Leinster is increasing to 6 teams. Hurling should have a 4 tier championship. Liam McCarthy - 10 teams Joe McDonagh - 8 teams Christy Ring - 8 teams Nicky Rackard - 9 teams"
Yeah something along those lines feels right. Football should have 2 or 3 tiers then also. Just get the best teams playing each other more.

Whammo86 (National) - 11/07/2020 10:27:26

All Over Before It Starts? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To otherlad:  "Wd45 your 100% right, unfortunately there's people replying here that don't actually know what there true opinion is, of course it's a risk obviously, an your man on about frontline will ya please shut the fuck up, , we all love gaa otherwise we wouldn't be on this forum , I hope it works out because we need it too ,, will all negative people please shut the fuck , for god sakes if u don't want to play or support then just stay at home an let the rest of us at it"
Have been getting less and less interested in this forum for a good while, but finally here's a post that shows perfectly the level at which this place operates now. Well done this genius and well done mods.

Greenfield (National) - 11/07/2020 11:52:42

RIP Jack Charlton - 1 Like(s)

Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I appreciate this is a GAA website but hoganstand have an article about Jack Charlton so I just want to pay tribute to Jack Charlton and his contribution to Irish soccer and Irish sport in general. I was too young for euro 88 and Italy 90 but I remember the excitement for USA 94 watching Ireland vs Italy and Ray Houghtons goal and 1 of the most emotional scenes I remember in Irish sport was his last game vs Holland in Anfield when stayed in the stadium to say their goodbyes to him."
Should be in elevenaside forum though? RIP. Too young to really remember 90 and didnt really take too much interest in94. Contribution was huge.

KillingFields (National) - 11/07/2020 13:42:58

All Over Before It Starts? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To wexico15:  "Rumours the issues in west cork are rooted from a house party with 70 at it, anecdotal to be fair..."
If that's the case every club will be shut down within a week or two.

yew_tree (National) - 11/07/2020 14:36:32